Thursday, June 01, 2006

enron & elephants

big boy
elephant
i just noticed that i must be digging these two shades of red & blue lately!

last night i went on a cleaning binge of our kitchen-- deep cleaning hits me infrequently, so i really have to drop everything else and run with it! i decided that my kitchen's aesthetic is mexican meets maine 50's style farmhouse with some 70's style cupboards thrown in. a bit schizo, but it works.

i watched an important movie last night: the smartest guys in the room about the enron catastrophe. have you seen it? it is so educational. i was pissed by the end, especially in light of living in california and our jacked up energy bills. rent it peeps! it explains so much and reinforces why we need to create our lives with integrity (i just erased a huge rant here).

here's my doily elephant in progress that i mentioned earlier. my kid's book critique group thinks i should hand-write the lettering (on the animals way down below). do you agree? i have fairly nice handwriting despite the awkward way i hold my pencil.

18 comments:

Shari said...

hi mati!
first, let me just say that i adore the doily elephant. your handwriting is so cute...you should go for it! i have seen the enron flick and i agree. it's a good one! hope you're having a great day. xo, shari

Stef said...

love the elephant! yes, handwriting is great and I agree you have the cutest! go girl!

andrea said...

mexican meet maine 1950s, I LOVE it!

(love these pics too)

xo

la vie en rose said...

oh the elephant! oh the elephant! i'm in red elephant love! yes, i think your handwriting would be perfect. i think the whimsy of these creations needs the whimsy of personal handwritting instead of some computerized font.

Meredith said...

I do love your handwriting! Maybe you should fontify it! www.fontifier.com and then you can use it on the computer, and wouldn't that be handy!

Your kitchen looks so colorful and fun.

MARYBETH said...

Oh a Red Elephant! just write away-the personel sharing of original hand writing is irreplacable!
Be sure to come by my new blog opening this Saturday as I see you like RETRO items!
Namaste,
MB
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Goddess of Leonie said...

go the handwriting...

warts are what make it interesting

risa said...

love the elephant!
how do you hold your pen?
i hold mine funny too-with the correct fingers but held tighter than normal.

Jessica said...

I like your little elephant, very funny with it's hunched over body and long trunk. I am a sucker for animals that are a little askew.

shash said...

i love handwriting and think it would be great with yours. good idea critique group mates!

Anonymous said...

The elephant is completely charming. Does he have a story? Will you share it?

Katherine

briana said...

The elephant is faboo! Especially the doily collage, the colors, oh - the patterns!

If that were the advertisment for a children's book, I would buy it for my niece ASAP. (gawd knows her partents don't buy her the *cool stuff* ;)

Shari said...

Hi mati, I love your elephant! I'm in the process of writing a children's book too. I've had many ideas in my head, some half written and some just the ideas jotted down. But now I finally have an idea that is written and now I just have to do the art to go with it. The fun part! I don't belong to a critique group yet, but I'm thinking I will try to find one. I am going to a SCBWI workshop next Saturday, so hopefully I will get some info and inspiration there...and direction. Have you ever been to one? I'll write again with some notes if you like. I know I need to put it all together and then get it out there and see what happens. I love that your are doing it too. When I get more of my art together for it, I'll share.

my pink sky said...

that little elephant is sooo adorable...so glad you are up and running again :)
~mindy

The Whole Self said...

all i know is that elephant rocks!

lisa s said...

great photos and YES handwrite!!

wendy said...

oh lovely lovely elephant.
gald that you are feeling better.
cleaning and creating...such a great combo.

jerusha said...

the elephant is AWESOME. and your handwriting is unmistakeable. definitely yes!